Closing in on his 50th game of the season and 100th in the BCHL, Rivermen forward Will Cook continues to be an offensive leader for the team as one of the most consistent players night in and night out.
Almost quietly, the Port Stanley, Ontario native has 12 goals and 27 assists in 48 games this season, more than doubling his rookie total last year with Coquitlam. It was a strange start to the year for the 19-year old who was traded to the Rivermen just two days ahead of the first game of the season. But Cook immediately fit in and found success with his new team. It helped he had a familiar face on the bench in Langley as he played under Associate Head Coach Jon Calvano with the Express the previous season.
He might not be the flashiest player on the ice, but Cook is defensively responsible, a great stickhandler, and has excellent vision, leading to his 27 assists, second most on the team.
Cook set high expectations for himself this season, but has been delivering big time. And given the opportunity to play in the BCHL post-season for the first time not to mention the chance at a deep run, Cook is excited for the potential on the horizon.